Let me preference what I going to post with a quote and a statement:
Some time ago, Commentator Dennis Prager said about TV news is the news is not reporting the facts but commentary with pictures. Second, I always thought about the modern news media is that the narrative is already written, the media is just looking for the actors.
With above in mind, this is Life with Lisa Ling “Furry Nation”, billed as inside a misunderstood culture. The story is a touching human-interest story that falls short of its main goal because of CNN’s bias reporting by injecting old stereotypes of furries are people who dress up in animal costumes and have mental health issues. Not all have fursuits or struggle with mental health issues and only about 20% of furries own fursuits. For many the fandom is not a crutch but a means of expressing creativity.
Getting wrong and overt bias are hallmarks CNN aka Clinton News Network aka Conservatives Need Not to apply. Let start with “Furry Fest”, there no such convention; can not a multi billion dollar media company find even an intern to fact check the story. The convention name is Anthrocon not Furry Fest. Secondly only 25% are in fursuit that is costumes for the uninformed. Finally the sex is no more present that any comic, gamer, anime, science fiction, Star Trek Convention. If furry conventions are overt Adult entertainment convention then why does the city of Pittsburg welcome the fandom each year, any rational city and hotel outside Las Vegas would have noting to do with Anthrocon if it was a porn and fetish con. There are a wide range of interest that attends Anthrocon including families with children and bible believing Evangelical and Catholic Christian Furs.
Still I do not have hope that CNN will get it right; proving there are a few group CNN will not run a creditable unbiased story on: Christian Conservatives, Republicans, Conservative Talk Radio and Furries.